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During November/December this year Trustee Alex Pearson is leading a party of volunteers back to the CWUHA, www.cwuha.org supported school in Moshi, Tanzania. If any of our Facebook friends would like to sponsor a child at the school, thus providing education, daily food, and two school uniforms annually, for the small sum of £40 per child per year please let us know. Thank you.

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During November/December this year Trustee Alex Pearson is leading a party of volunteers back to the CWUHA, www.cwuha.org supported school in Moshi, Tanzania. If any of our Facebook friends would like to sponsor a child at the school, thus providing education, daily food, and two school uniforms annually, for the small sum of £40 per child per year please let us know. Thank you.

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June 19 Convoy Report!

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If you have never been on a CWUHA convoy 🚛 🚛 before and wondered what's it all about. then take a look at the Sway below from the new drivers who went in June 👍

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Hello! If any of our followers shop though Amazon can we ask you to make a slight adjustment. If you shop though Amazon Smile https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1078312-0 Amazon donate a small portion of the sale to the charity of your choice, at no extra cost to you! (Please be sure to search for Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid instead of the acronym CWUHA. And once chosen this will remain your charity of choice) With every purchase, you will make delivering a smile that much easier.

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FAMILY VISITS The participants in the biannual CWUHA convoys to Moldova accept a considerable challenge. Many months in advance, each in their unique way spends significant time and effort to raise the funds and acquire the goods they then drive over 2000 kms to deliver directly as humanitarian aid to the much less privileged in what is still Europe's poorest nation. Much of the goods come to support MAD-Aid's core programs, Phoenix Centre for youth with disabilities and Phoenix Home for the elderly, as well as to local kindergartens (posted earlier). Perhaps the most heart-wrenching of their tasks is their visits to deliver smiles to children and families in the most impoverished of villages. The warm winter clothing and other daily goods are badly needed; the toys bring companionship and stimulation. We are the proud partners of CWUHA on the ground and together we Make A Difference in countless lives. THANK YOU to everyone involved! Photos: CWUHA and MAD-Aid visit families in northern Moldova villages on June 21, 2019. (y) #MADaid #makeadifference #cwuha

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FAMILY VISITS The participants in the biannual CWUHA convoys to Moldova accept a considerable challenge. Many months in advance, each in their unique way spends significant time and effort to raise the funds and acquire the goods they then drive over 2000 kms to deliver directly as humanitarian aid to the much less privileged in what is still Europe's poorest nation. Much of the goods come to support MAD-Aid's core programs, Phoenix Centre for youth with disabilities and Phoenix Home for the elderly, as well as to local kindergartens (posted earlier). Perhaps the most heart-wrenching of their tasks is their visits to deliver smiles to children and families in the most impoverished of villages. The warm winter clothing and other daily goods are badly needed; the toys bring companionship and stimulation. We are the proud partners of CWUHA on the ground and together we Make A Difference in countless lives. THANK YOU to everyone involved! Photos: CWUHA and MAD-Aid visit families in northern Moldova villages on June 21, 2019. (y) #MADaid #makeadifference #cwuha

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FAMILY VISITS The participants in the biannual CWUHA convoys to Moldova accept a considerable challenge. Many months in advance, each in their unique way spends significant time and effort to raise the funds and acquire the goods they then drive over 2000 kms to deliver directly as humanitarian aid to the much less privileged in what is still Europe's poorest nation. Much of the goods come to support MAD-Aid's core programs, Phoenix Centre for youth with disabilities and Phoenix Home for the elderly, as well as to local kindergartens (posted earlier). Perhaps the most heart-wrenching of their tasks is their visits to deliver smiles to children and families in the most impoverished of villages. The warm winter clothing and other daily goods are badly needed; the toys bring companionship and stimulation. We are the proud partners of CWUHA on the ground and together we Make A Difference in countless lives. THANK YOU to everyone involved! Photos: CWUHA and MAD-Aid visit families in northern Moldova villages on June 21, 2019. (y) #MADaid #makeadifference #cwuha

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CWUHA TEAMS ARRIVE AT PHOENIX CENTRE Four intrepid teams from CWUHA UK and Ireland drove 2000+kms in a convoy to deliver aid to our Phoenix Centre, a day centre for youth with special needs in northern Moldova, as well as to kindergartens and families in need. It was CWUHA's 9th convoy to this poorest of European nations! The four vans arrived on June 20 and were warmly greeted by the cheerful youth and Phoenix staff. Despite blistering heat, the vans were efficiently unloaded. The teamwork was awesome! MAD-Aid extends heartfelt thanks to each of the "drivers". who are really so much more! Every team raised their own funds and gathered the aid to bring, thus giving their valuable time, and in many cases money, too. Folks with BIG 🧡💛💙! Big thanks also to our special partner CWUHA for another mission well done! Stay tuned for more! (Y) #MADaid #makeadifference #cwuha

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UPDATE JUNE 19 CONVOY⬇️ As the June 19 Convoy draws to an end the drivers and the children would like to thank Royal Mail and eir for loaning us the vehicles and releasing the drivers. The CWU and BT for releasing employees to take part. All the companies like Pellacraft - Promotional Items & Business Gifts for donating goodies for the kids. Family & Friends for all their support and love. Our fantastic partners MAD-Aid and Victoria Dunford for organising everything in-country....and finally all the CWU branches & members in Ireland and the UK who donated funds and aid. You all have massive ❤❤ and together we delivered hundreds of smiles 😁😁😁

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Al Fresco Dining Convoy Style 🍳🌮 #LivingTheDream😎

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Steve Fishwick and Fevzi Galatyali Hussein CWUHA's very own Minions! 🤓 #DeliveringASmile😁

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CWUHA often works or supports other children's charities like Friends of Chernobyl (Omskirk and Magul) who organised for 17 kids from Chernobyl to visit the UK for a month. Many of the children are carers for parents affected by the Chernobyl disaster. The children stay with families for the duration of their stay. CWUHA donated towards providing lunch and CWU Greater Mersey & SW Lancs branch provided goodie bags when the children visited Manchester House Care Home run by Colette Manning sister to one of our supporters Angela Teeling Great day was had by all 😁

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The Bread and Salt ceremony was performed by children at the centres in Moldova where our drivers delivered aid. It's was a lovely gesture and is for when important, respected, or admired guests arrive. The drivers were humbled to receive such a warm and loving welcome ❤

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JUNE 19 CONVOY UPDATE ⬇️ After a job well done 💪 our intrepid Convoy Drivers are now on their way home. With hundreds of smiles 😁 and much needed aid delivered direct they should be proud. A big thank you to CWU Members and Branches in Ireland 🇮🇪 and the UK 🇬🇧 A special shout out to MAD-Aid and their team of wonderful volunteers. We couldn't do what we do without you ❤

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JUNE 19 CONVOY UPDATE ⬇️ Mutiny on the convoy with Steve Rowlands replaced by a Lenny Crook Mini-Me 😁 Just love this picture❤

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One of our new drivers Fevzi Galatyali Hussein sums up nicely how inspiring the disabled children are at the CWUHA supported Phoenix Centre run by our brilliant partners MAD-Aid #MakingADifference #BePartOfSomethingSpecial

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#CWUHAMoldovaJune19 Wow. You turn up to deliver smiles 😁and you're greeted with this lovely reception ⬇️

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"Why can't I keep him" 🐻🐻

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#DeliveringASmile It's not just the kids 😁😁 #CWUHAMoldovaJune19

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JUNE 2019 CONVOY UPDATE⬇️ Over the last few days the CWUHA drivers working with our partners MAD-Aid have delivered their aid direct to The Phoenix Centre for disabled children, to a large kindergarten and to families in need. As the photos show the receiption given to our drivers was amazing. so it's a close call to say who had the biggest smiles on their faces...the children or the drivers 😁😁 #DeliveringASmile #MakingADifference

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DELIVERING SMILES This morning the trustees, staff, and volunteers of MAD-Aid joined the CWUHA teams from England and Ireland to deliver aid to a kindergarten in Mihaileni, a village in northern Moldova. With the kids singing and dancing for us, it's hard to say who smiled more. #MADaid #makeadifference #cwuha

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DELIVERING SMILES This morning the trustees, staff, and volunteers of MAD-Aid joined the CWUHA teams from England and Ireland to deliver aid to a kindergarten in Mihaileni, a village in northern Moldova. With the kids singing and dancing for us, it's hard to say who smiled more. #MADaid #makeadifference #cwuha

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Convoy Leaders having a moment ruined by bearded man on trampoline!

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Even after driving 2,000km great to see some of the convoy drivers still have a spring in their step 😁

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The convoy has just arrived to a very warm and emotional welcome from the children and staff at the CWUHA supported disabled centre (Phoenix Ctr) in Riscani, Moldova 🇦🇩 The centre is run by our amazing partners MAD-Aid There are only two of this type of facility for disabled children in the whole of Moldova! #MakingADifference #DeliveringASmile

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Being in charge of a CWUHA Convoy is a big responsibility ➡️ You have to plan the 2,000km route🌍 Book the hotels 🛏🛀 on-route Org the fueling up⛽, Purchase the road tolls 💳 Navigate the borders🗣 Sort pit stops 🚽🍽☕ Look after the drivers ⛟, especially the newbies🤔⏰🤕 ..And finally arrive at the Moldovan border on time 🇦🇩 In Steve Rowlands and Lenny Crook we have two of the best 🏆 Thanks guys for all your efforts 👍

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We are proud to have played a part in making this happen! Well done MAD-Aid 👍 Well done Victoria Dunford 👍

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JUNE 2019 CONVOY UPDATE⬇️ The convoy has just arrived in Moldova 🇦🇩 to a fantastic welcome from our partners MAD-Aid and their founder Victoria Dunford who organises everything in-country! This is the 9th CWUHA Convoy working with MAD Aid. We couldn't do it without them! Now it's time to deliver hundreds of smiles 😁😁😁

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CWUHA's Caption Competition. Best one will win a much sought after CWUHA Baseball Cap 🎩

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Eamonn and Mick from CWU Ireland 🇮🇪 slowly becoming the Selfi Kings 📸 of the June 19 Convoy to Moldova 🇦🇩 #DeliveringASmile😁

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June 2019 Convoy Update⬇️ On the road nice and early with plenty of smiles. next stop Romania 🇷🇴 It seems that some of the drivers need to be sent on a Selfie taking course 😁

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The Convoy Drivers modelling the new CWUHA swanky V-neck #BePartOfSomethingSpecial T-shirts. As you can see we do them in all sizes 😁

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June 2019 Convoy Update⬇️ Great to see 3 Newbies on the convoy. Say hello to Eamonn, Fevzi and Parminder S. Welcome aboard the good ship CWUHA 👍 The convoy has now reached Ayatolla, Hungary 🇹🇯 where they are staying over night. Next stop Romania 🇷🇴 #DeliveringASmile

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June 2019 Convoy Update⬇️ Parminder K on cooking duties 🥞 on a break in Germany! 🇩🇪 Yummie 🤗🤗. After a hard slog and hundreds of km the drivers are now chilling at their digs for the night 🇩🇪 Nice and early start ⏰ in the morning! #DeliveringASmile

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June 2019 Convoy Update⬇️ After navigating the Channel Tunnel and a stop over in France 🇫🇷 the three Royal Mail and one Eir vehicles 🚛🚛🚛🚛 hit the road early this morning with the drivers in good spirits. Next stop Germany! 🇩🇪 #DeliveringASmile

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Safe trip to the amazing 8 volunteers from CWU, CWU Ireland and Unite taking part in the CWU Humanitarian (CWUHA) Convoy to Moldova. They will be delivering much needed items direct to Disabled Centres, Nursies, Disavataged Children and Familes. Doing what we say on tin #DeliveringASmile Volunteers⬇️ Lenny Crook Steve Rowlands Steve Fishwick Fevzi Galatyali Hussein Parminder Kaur Mbe Parminder Seth, Mick Walsh & Eamonn Ribbons.

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Sorry to hear that Trish Lavelle is leaving the CWU. Trish has been a great friend to the charity, especially when we brought children over from Lithuanian for a 'Holiday of a Lifetime'. Good luck Trish in your future ventures 👍

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For the June convoy to Moldova Steve Rowlands and Lenny Crook are visiting 4 kindergartens in a village called Mihaileni. They have asked if they can provide some bedding for the children,160 children in total. They're looking for cabin bed sizes 1.3/1.5 covers, pillow cases and sheets Also 60 small quilts and 60 pillows. These have to be new, so looking for the best prices, as anyone got any contacts or ideas? Many thanks Steve & Lenny

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Thank you to #TheCWU Lancs & Cumbria branch for re-affiliating to CWUHA 👍👍 #BePartOfSomethingSpecial

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Big thank you to CWU Greater Mersey & SW Lancs Branch and it's members for their kind donation of ten kettles, two sand pits, two bags of sand and lots of toys for the CWUHA convoy to Moldova. They will be delivered direct to vulnerable families by Trustees Lenny Crook and Steve Rowlands #DeliveringASmile

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Trustees Eric and Mick delivering toys ⚽️🏏 donated by CWUHA to the children at the CWUHA supported Phoenix Centre in Moldova that was set up and run by the wonderful charity MAD-Aid We're not sure who had the most fun. the kids or Eric and Mick 😁 While at the centre they also met the driving force behind the project Victoria, her hubby John and the wonderful staff who work so hard to make sure all the children reach their full potential. They are all ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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RIP Pat Friskey It is with great sadness that we have to announce that yesterday Pat passed away after a long illness. Our love and sympathy go out to his wife Caroline and all Pat's family. Both Pat and Caroline have been part of CWUHA since its beginning, always ready to help when called on. They traveled on several convoys seeing at first hand the work that the CWUHA does in helping children in Eastern Europe and the UK. Pat was also a strong trade unionist and held the post of Area Safety Rep for his branch, Eastern No5 until he retired, even then he remained committed to helping CWUHA . On behalf of all your fellow CWUHA friends, a big thank you Pat for all the passion and hard work you brought to the CWUHA, may you rest in peace. Ted Stead Former CWUHA President